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  • Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles
  • Round 4 - 19:40 AEST, Apr 12, 2014
  • GMHBA Stadium
  • 17° Passing Clouds. Mild.
3rd
9th
  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 107

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  • Goals 4
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 32

Party time at the Cattery

The Cats do it easy against the Eagles

Match Videos

Geelong Cats

  • Q1
    4.3
    (27)
  • Q2
    10.4
    (64)
  • Q3
    13.9
    (87)
  • Q4
    16.11
    (107)
  • Q1
    4.1
    (25)
  • Q2
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q3
    4.5
    (29)
  • Q4
    4.8
    (32)

West Coast Eagles

Stats

  • 427
  • 262
  • 165
  • 20
  • 31
  • 13
  • 18
  • 62
  • 21
  • 150
  • 73
  • 25
  • 104
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 314
  • 176
  • 138
  • 11
  • 27
  • 7
  • 20
  • 32
  • 4
  • 130
  • 47
  • 33
  • 89

Match  Feed

  • Q4 26:15

    Full Time and abysmal reading if you're an Eagles fan as Geelong have defended their home patch with a stunning masterclass which has belted West Coast to the tune of 75 points. All the Cats tonight.

  • Q4 26:09

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 24:05

    Even Geelong's shanks are producing shotsat-goal as Johnson's torpedo finds Selwood who hangs it up for Bartel to take in the right pocket; pressed too tightly, Bartel can't turn it home..

  • Q4 22:10

    GOAL CATSAnd Geelong keep on keeping on as sheer weight of numbers sees the ball delivered to full forward where lo and behold, Selwood reels it in. 30m out, in front, shelling peas.

  • Q4 21:36

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 19:55

    BEHIND EAGLESIt won't be a 277th to remember for Cox as he tries his best to kick a consolation for the West Coast but has his snap fading to the left of the posts. Eagles need a white towel.

  • Q4 19:33

    BEHINDEagles (Dean Cox)

  • Q4 18:30

    BEHIND EAGLESThis shot won't be the one to break the drought as Yeo's long shot from 40 metres out is always offline and keeps it path to end up to the right of the sticks. Still can't dob one.

  • Q4 18:07

    BEHINDEagles (Elliot Yeo)

  • Q4 17:55

    For any stats gurus, it's been 22 years,1992 to be exact, since the Eagles were kept goalless since Quarter Time. It was Footscray then but it may very well be Geelong tonight. They don't look close.

  • Q4 11:52

    GOALCats (George Horlin-Smith)

  • Q4 10:45

    BEHINDEagles (Rushed)

  • Q4 09:50

    BEHINDCats (Taylor Hunt)

  • Q4 07:13

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q4 01:31

    BEHINDCats (Jimmy Bartel)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 26:57

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 26:41

    BEHINDCats (George Horlin-Smith)

  • Q3 22:56

    GOALCats (George Horlin-Smith)

  • Q3 22:06

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 19:09

    GOALCats (George Burbury)

  • Q3 18:29

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q3 18:27

    Cats InterchangeAndrew Mackie off due to an injury.

  • Q3 16:19

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 13:28

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q3 11:24

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q3 07:39

    BEHINDCats (Jordan Murdoch)

  • Q3 06:31

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q3 03:32

    BEHINDEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 28:56

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 28:24

    BEHINDEagles (Nic Naitanui)

  • Q2 24:56

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q2 21:52

    GOALCats (Hamish McIntosh)

  • Q2 18:37

    BEHINDCats (Cameron Guthrie)

  • Q2 14:45

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q2 09:37

    GOALCats (Jimmy Bartel)

  • Q2 06:26

    GOALCats (Jimmy Bartel)

  • Q2 03:04

    Cats InterchangeJoel Selwood off due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 00:33

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 28:50

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:25

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q1 24:39

    BEHINDCats (George Burbury)

  • Q1 21:37

    GOALEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q1 19:18

    GOALCats (Mitch Duncan)

  • Q1 14:18

    GOALCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q1 12:55

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q1 10:38

    BEHINDCats (Hamish McIntosh)

  • Q1 09:08

    BEHINDEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q1 06:42

    GOALCats (George Horlin-Smith)

  • Q1 04:00

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q1 01:37

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q1 00:59

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Eagles: D.Glass (Omitted), M.Rosa (Omitted), C.Masten (Omitted), M.LeCras (Omitted), L.Shuey (Omitted), C.Sinclair (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Eagles: J.Hill, S.Wellingham, D.Sheed, S.Butler, S.Lycett, P.McGinnity

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Cats: J.Sheringham (Omitted), M.Brown (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Cats: T.Hunt, C.Enright

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Simonds Stadium for the Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles Round 4 clash.

Cats smash hapless Eagles as Nic Nat goes down

Adam McNicol  April 12, 2014 10:05 PM

Highlights: Geelong v West Coast The Cats and Eagles clash in round 4
Hamish McIntosh celebrates a goal against West Coast on Saturday night

Hamish McIntosh celebrates a goal against West Coast on Saturday night

GEELONG has sent an ominous warning to the rest of the competition, thrashing West Coast by 75 points at Simonds Stadium on Saturday night.

In a clash that featured two of the League's undefeated teams, Chris Scott's men were dominant after an even start, kicking the last 12 goals of the game.

The Eagles failed to score a major after Jack Darling slotted their fourth, 28 minutes into the first quarter.

Five talking points: Geelong v West Coast

The Cats won 16.11 (107) to 4.8 (32), improving their record to 4-0, with a huge clash against Hawthorn (the only other side to remain unbeaten) next up on Easter Monday.

"It was a good performance," Geelong coach Chris Scott said. "I didn't think we'd keep them to the score we did post-quarter-time.

"But obviously the opposition were decimated in terms of personnel, so it's still a bit early in the season to draw too many conclusions, I would've thought."

It was West Coast's lowest score against Geelong.


Rookie Eagles coach Adam Simpson was left to rue the recent spate of injuries and suspensions that has left him without Shannon Hurn, Darren Glass, Luke Shuey, Mark LeCras, Chris Masten and Matt Rosa, who was a late withdrawal after falling ill.

“It shows us where we're at a little bit, in terms of the first three games were really pleasing, but they made us pay tonight," Simpson said.


"I thought the second quarter was disappointing, but they gutsed it out.

"I know it didn't look like it on the scoreboard, but the endeavour was there."

As is the case almost every week, Cats skipper Joel Selwood inspired his side with a courageous performance.

During the first half, when the game was won, Selwood gathered 17 disposals and kicked two goals, including a brilliant 45m bomb from near the boundary in the second quarter.

"We thought he was outstanding tonight," Scott said. "If you're asking my opinion on who you should put in the votes, I don't need to say any more."

Mathew Stokes, George Horlin-Smith, Mitch Duncan, Cameron Guthrie and Corey Enright were among a host of other key contributors for Geelong, while Steve Johnson produced one of his more erratic performances, winning a stack of the ball but using it poorly.

Selwood, Horlin-Smith and rejuvenated key forward Tom Hawkins led the way on the scoreboard, finishing with three goals each.

Down back, Jared Rivers roamed far and wide in what was probably his best effort since joining the Cats from Melbourne in the lead-up to last season.

Geelong also won the much-anticipated battle of the big men, with Hamish McIntosh, Dawson Simpson and Mark Blicavs taking the honours over Nic Naitanui, Dean Cox and Scott Lycett.

Naitanui was subbed out during the third quarter after suffering soreness in his foot, while Cox, who broke the Eagles' games record by notching his 277th appearance, ended up with 16 possessions and 16 hit-outs. 


Onballers Andrew Gaff and Matt Priddis did their best to keep West Coast in the contest, but they were overwhelmed by a ruthless opposition.

The Eagles are staring at another tough contest next Saturday night when they host Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium. 

The Cats now have a nine-day break before facing their arch-rivals, the Hawks, in a game that truly deserves the blockbuster tag.




Joel Selwood ducks into a tackle from Eagle Mitch Brown. Picture: AFL Media

GEELONG             4.3   10.4    13.9   16.11   (107)                   
WEST COAST        4.1   4.2      4.5      4.8      (32)          
 
GOALS
Geelong: Hawkins 3, Horlin-Smith 3, Selwood 3, Bartel 2, Varcoe, Duncan, McIntosh, Burbury, Johnson
West Coast: Hill, Cripps, Darling, Kennedy
 
BEST 
Geelong: Selwood, Guthrie, Horlin-Smith, Taylor, Stokes, Kelly, Duncan, Rivers, Enright
West Coast: Gaff, Priddis, Wellingham, Sheed
 
INJURIES 
Geelong: Andrew Mackie (hamstring)
West Coast: Nic Naitanui (soreness), Matt Rosa (illness) replaced in the selected side by Patrick McGinnity
 
SUBSTITUTES
Geelong: Josh Caddy replaced Andrew Mackie in the third quarter
West Coast: Patrick McGinnity replaced Nic Naitanui in the third quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Luke Farmer, Brett Rosebury, Nick Foot
 
Official crowd: 25,271 at Simonds Stadium


Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Steve Johnson 24 13 37 11 0 1 1 8 1 1 168
2 Joel Selwood 18 9 27 9 0 2 1 2 3 1 125
3 Mathew Stokes 19 19 38 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 125
4 Jimmy Bartel 18 8 26 9 0 2 1 2 2 1 117
5 Cameron Guthrie 13 11 24 6 0 1 0 9 0 1 117
6 James Kelly 16 8 24 6 0 2 1 8 0 0 113
7 George Horlin-Smith 15 8 23 5 0 0 0 4 3 1 111
8 Jared Rivers 12 12 24 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 108
9 Mitch Duncan 14 14 28 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 97
10 Corey Enright 13 9 22 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 89
11 Taylor Hunt 11 7 18 5 0 1 1 6 0 1 85
12 George Burbury 12 1 13 5 0 1 4 7 1 1 77
13 Tom Hawkins 10 1 11 8 0 1 0 0 3 2 77
14 Andrew Mackie 16 3 19 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 76
15 Mark Blicavs 11 1 12 6 5 1 0 4 0 0 75
16 Hamish McIntosh 8 9 17 5 5 0 1 2 1 1 74
17 Dawson Simpson 4 6 10 4 15 4 0 2 0 0 63
18 Travis Varcoe 4 8 12 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 61
19 Jordan Murdoch 7 6 13 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 54
20 Harry Taylor 8 4 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 51
21 Josh Caddy 5 2 7 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 38
22 Tom Lonergan 4 6 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 37

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Andrew Gaff 13 11 24 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 90
2 Sharrod Wellingham 16 6 22 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 82
3 Dean Cox 13 3 16 3 16 0 2 1 0 1 69
4 Matt Priddis 8 13 21 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 67
5 Scott Selwood 9 14 23 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 63
6 Xavier Ellis 11 8 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
7 Josh Hill 9 2 11 4 0 1 0 2 1 2 60
8 Scott Lycett 1 10 11 2 11 0 0 5 0 0 60
9 Elliot Yeo 7 8 15 4 0 1 1 3 0 1 60
10 Jamie Bennell 8 7 15 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 58
11 Jack Darling 8 5 13 3 0 1 3 3 1 2 55
12 Dom Sheed 9 9 18 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
13 Will Schofield 9 3 12 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 52
14 Josh Kennedy 4 4 8 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 51
15 Brad Sheppard 10 5 15 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 50
16 Eric Mackenzie 8 3 11 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 49
17 Mitchell Brown 8 5 13 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 48
18 Brant Colledge 7 4 11 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 46
19 Jamie Cripps 8 4 12 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 39
20 Sam Butler 4 9 13 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 35
21 Nic Naitanui 2 4 6 0 6 1 2 0 0 1 16
22 Patrick McGinnity 4 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15

Geelong Cats

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Steve Johnson 20 24 13 37 11 26 64 6 11 2 4 0 5 3 2 0 1 1 8 0 0 4 1 1 2 20 88 168
2 Joel Selwood 14 18 9 27 8 20 74 2 9 0 2 0 4 3 1 3 2 1 2 1 0 3 3 1 0 75 74 125
3 Mathew Stokes 27 19 19 38 8 28 78 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 83 125
4 Jimmy Bartel 3 18 8 26 15 13 46 4 9 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 11 2 1 2 40 95 117
5 Cameron Guthrie 29 13 11 24 8 14 83 0 6 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 9 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 80 117
6 James Kelly 9 16 8 24 6 18 87 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 93 113
7 George Horlin-Smith 33 15 8 23 12 11 65 3 5 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 5 3 1 0 75 74 111
8 Jared Rivers 25 12 12 24 7 17 83 1 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 91 108
9 Mitch Duncan 22 14 14 28 7 21 85 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 9 1 0 1 100 86 97
10 Corey Enright 44 13 9 22 5 17 72 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 89
11 Taylor Hunt 19 11 7 18 6 12 77 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 86 85
12 George Burbury 31 12 1 13 6 8 38 8 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 4 0 2 1 1 1 25 76 77
13 Tom Hawkins 26 10 1 11 6 7 54 3 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 3 2 1 50 89 77
14 Andrew Mackie 4 16 3 19 5 15 78 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 61 76
15 Mark Blicavs 46 11 1 12 1 10 75 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 75
16 Hamish McIntosh 17 8 9 17 9 7 58 4 5 0 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 50 89 74
17 Dawson Simpson 16 4 6 10 8 3 80 0 4 2 0 15 3 1 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 63
18 Travis Varcoe 5 4 8 12 6 7 83 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 100 84 61
19 Jordan Murdoch 21 7 6 13 6 7 61 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 77 54
20 Harry Taylor 7 8 4 12 3 8 75 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 100 51
21 Josh Caddy 23 5 2 7 3 4 71 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 38
22 Tom Lonergan 13 4 6 10 4 5 100 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 37

West Coast Eagles

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Andrew Gaff 3 13 11 24 7 16 70 4 7 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 90
2 Sharrod Wellingham 12 16 6 22 12 9 45 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 76 82
3 Dean Cox 20 13 3 16 5 8 62 3 3 0 0 16 4 0 4 1 0 2 1 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 84 69
4 Matt Priddis 11 8 13 21 9 11 52 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 67
5 Scott Selwood 10 9 14 23 11 11 82 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 82 63
6 Xavier Ellis 18 11 8 19 4 14 78 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 61
7 Josh Hill 33 9 2 11 4 7 27 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 1 2 1 25 88 60
8 Scott Lycett 29 1 10 11 5 6 63 1 2 1 0 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 60
9 Elliot Yeo 6 7 8 15 4 12 80 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 4 3 0 1 1 0 80 60
10 Jamie Bennell 44 8 7 15 8 6 93 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 89 58
11 Jack Darling 27 8 5 13 7 6 61 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 1 2 0 20 88 55
12 Dom Sheed 4 9 9 18 9 8 44 4 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 80 55
13 Will Schofield 31 9 3 12 4 6 58 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 52
14 Josh Kennedy 17 4 4 8 5 3 87 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 100 95 51
15 Brad Sheppard 5 10 5 15 4 12 60 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 87 50
16 Eric Mackenzie 16 8 3 11 2 7 72 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 49
17 Mitchell Brown 1 8 5 13 8 8 69 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 48
18 Brant Colledge 21 7 4 11 3 10 54 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 84 46
19 Jamie Cripps 15 8 4 12 5 7 50 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 77 39
20 Sam Butler 26 4 9 13 6 8 84 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 35
21 Nic Naitanui 9 2 4 6 5 1 66 3 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 50 16
22 Patrick McGinnity 35 4 1 5 3 3 60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 15

Team Lineups

Geelong Cats

B

  • Jared Rivers,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Cameron Guthrie

HB

  • Andrew Mackie,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Taylor Hunt

C

  • James Kelly,
  • Steve Johnson,
  • Corey Enright

HF

  • Mitch Duncan,
  • Dawson Simpson,
  • Jordan Murdoch

F

  • Travis Varcoe,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • George Burbury

Fol

  • Hamish McIntosh,
  • Jimmy Bartel,
  • Joel Selwood

I/C

  • Mathew Stokes,
  • George Horlin-Smith,
  • Mark Blicavs

Sub

  • Josh Caddy

No Late Change

In

  • Taylor Hunt,
  • Corey Enright

Out

  • Jackson Sheringham (Omitted),
  • Mitch Brown (Ankle)

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Will Schofield,
  • Mitchell Brown,
  • Jamie Bennell

HB

  • Xavier Ellis,
  • Eric Mackenzie,
  • Elliot Yeo

C

  • Andrew Gaff,
  • Scott Selwood,
  • Brad Sheppard

HF

  • Brant Colledge,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Josh Hill

F

  • Jamie Cripps,
  • Nic Naitanui,
  • Jack Darling

Fol

  • Dean Cox,
  • Matt Priddis,
  • Sharrod Wellingham

I/C

  • Dom Sheed,
  • Sam Butler,
  • Scott Lycett

Sub

  • Patrick McGinnity

No Late Change

In

  • Josh Hill,
  • Sharrod Wellingham,
  • Dom Sheed,
  • Sam Butler,
  • Scott Lycett,
  • Patrick McGinnity

Out

  • Callum Sinclair (Omitted),
  • Mark LeCras (Arm),
  • Luke Shuey (Suspension),
  • Chris Masten (Hamstring),
  • Darren Glass (Hip),
  • Matt Rosa (Omitted)

Last updated: 10:20pm Saturday, April 12, 2014